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    Thumbs down Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    I recently picked up the Z97X-SOC and a 4790k to replace my ASUS P6T Deluxe and the mighty i7 920. Im seriously missing ASUS right now. I havent owned a gigabyte board in over 10 years


    Now, I have that paired with G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2400MHz TridentX using nothing more than X.M.P. (These damned 4790k's run freaking hot).


    But frequently if I reboot the system Ill get the "Boot failure detected", it will then take a further 3 resets to be able to even use the motherboard/keyboard to select enter BIOS. Which is freaking annoying and makes me miss my P6T Deluxe.





    In the BIOS I can literally F10, save and boot to windows just fine. Ive flashed the BIOS to F6, so it shouldnt be a BIOS issue. A google search has me seemingly alone on the issue. Which is why Ive turned to you fine folks.


    Anyone using this board came across this issue or have any ideas on how to resolve it? I have "loaded optimized defaults" and yet the issues returns, not every reboot, just frequently. Its more common on a reboot than from a cold start.


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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Try to disable XMP.
    Which modules are those C9 or C10?
    And what is exactly running hot (and how hot?)

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    CL10. The CPU runs hot. Leaving everything at stock, the gigabyte board enabled turbo core and running IBT it would hit 82c.

    Last night I spent some time manually clocking the chip to 4.7. Its stable for 3 hours so far at the same voltage. So temps are the same.

    But I think it was somemof the CPU's volts that didn't like the memory at 2400. As now she will reboot over and over trouble free.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Keep in mind that 4790k with default setting is likely to double GFlops the i7 920 could have done OCed, use non AVX IBT and it will run cool.
    This is still less than it can do, LinX 0.6.5 (200GFlops or more with defaults) and Prime95 28.5 will run even hotter

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Flash to F7 BIOS.
    To fine set value in BIOS,please read this guide:
    The GIGABYTE Z97X Overclocking Guide
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
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    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    I initially tried to flash to F7, but gotna "wrong size" error or something like that.

    On closer inspection it seems F7 is specific to the FORCE variant and that F6 is non FORCE. I'm happy to be proved wrong however.

    The article you linked is certainly worth a read. Thanks. Stable at 4.7 @ 2.85 at present.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Yea,my mistake......BIOS F6 (non FORCE).
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
    GA-Z97X
    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    Yea,my mistake......BIOS F6 (non FORCE).
    Having set up an RMA on this board due to the cold boot issue driving me crazy. Basically every cold boot she will run for a few moments then hard shutdown and POST with the BOOT FAILURE DETECTION" window.

    I can then head into UEFI, F10,save and happily game all night long.


    Ive tried CMOS reset, load default values, overclock, underclock, stock clock with boost off. All result in the cold boot issue!!

    Ive just seen the F7a BIOS update and flashed that, but as the system is on, I wont now know till tomorrow if it persists.

    If it does Im done with this board.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Yea,try latest Beta BIOS.
    Second,you can try to boot with minimal hardware connected to your board..(only neccessery ,even with 1 stick of RAM).
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
    GA-Z97X
    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have so far tried with only 2 SSD's connected. Disconnecting the storage HDD I have. And F7a has been flashed.

    I have downloaded memtest and loaded it on a stick ready to test the board. Problem is we are currently so busy at work I'm I'm leaving at 5:15am and not arriving home till ~7PM, so my patience is quite thin. When I'm only doing 45 hour weeks I'd be all over this and enjoying the challenge.

    Issue is the board meets what I need, great overclocker and short on features such as onboard flashy audio etc. I'm a gamer/overclocker with a nice soundcard. I don't want audio radars and such.

    Should this board be persist and memtest runs through tonite. Any recommendations on a replacement?

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